The new Nippon Ichi Software title teased late last week is a Japanese-style horror visual novel from Higurashi When They Cry and Umineko When They Cry creator Ryukishi07 called Iwaihime: Matsuri for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation reveals.
Iwaihime: Matsuri is a port of the 2016-released PC game, which tells a sad and frightful story themed around a curse, and features visuals by illustrator Kina Kazuharu.
Here’s an overview of the story, via VNDB:
Hajakenshou. Crush evil, spread the truth.
It is said that each generation, upon reaching a certain age, all boys of the Susuhara family leave home and become independent. Then, relying only on themselves, they train body and soul until they are accepted as adults. And so I prepared myself for this day, learning a great many things so I’d be ready to live on my own.
Susuda Prefectoral High School. My new school. Originally, I planned to enter in first year rather than transfer in second year. Life at school is carefree, and even pleasant. Everyone has a great time in class 2-A. There’s just… her, Toe Kurokami. “Weird” doesn’t begin to describe her. Always holding that Japanese doll against her chest, never letting go for a second. Some whisper it is a cursed doll, whose hair grows when no one is looking. But it’s just an uncanny doll, with nothing special about it. Yet, perhaps my meeting that girl was fate… No, it was fate.
Dengeki PlayStation didn’t share a release date in its online report, but there’s likely one in the magazine itself. Stay tuned for when that information leaks.
Thanks, Dengeki Online.
Update: Iwahime: Matsuri will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in Japan on July 20.
Update 2: The game will cost 7,538 yen on PlayStation 4 and 6,458 yen on PS Vita. The port also adds new scenarios. Thanks, [email protected].